Marc Jacobs women's bags: funky, trashy, chic.
"Funky, trashy, chic." That is how Marc Jacobs described his first ever collection, and it is that spirit he would retain over the years that followed. Initially a specialist in luxury ready-to-wear, the designer diversified into accessories, especially women's bags. Existing in several different sizes and colours, the casual but elegant style of Marc Jacobs bags is what speaks to women everywhere.
Anti-conventionalism and code-free fashion.
With a passion for fashion developed during his childhood, Marc Jacobs has never tried to hide his rebellious nature. It was in 1988 that he made his beginnings in the big league, when he was appointed artistic director at Perry Ellis. Whilst one of his collections, considered to be too grunge, cost him his job, he made a lasting impression and caught the eye of the critics. A partisan of code-free fashion, which is chic and casual, he launched his own brand of ready-to-wear in 1994, before becoming creative director at Louis Vuitton. It was in 2001, boasting a wealth of experience in leather goods, that he started to sell the Marc Jacobs line of women's bags.
The Stam bag, which is reminiscent of 1950s coin purses with metal clasps, is without doubt one of Marc Jacobs greatest successes. Shaped like a half-moon, this quilted leather design with a vintage feel has a chain allowing it to be worn across the body and can also be held by the handle. Existing in different colours, there is also a mini version which goes by the name of Baby Stam. For a look that is a little more fun, Marc Jacobs launched the Snapshot bag, which became a cult item in no time. Compact and equipped with a strap in the manner of a guitar, the piece is stamped with two 'J's in a gold colour. Mono-colour, with diamantes, in denim, leather, with sequins or with impossibly bright motifs, the Snapshot bag is a perfect illustration of the brand's creativity.
A Marc Jacobs bag for every situation.
Handbags, clutches, travel bags and backpacks - there is a Marc Jacobs bag for every purpose and occasion. For day-to-day, the brand offers a collection of totes in leather, canvas or nylon, which are very practical and look great. The leather Wingman is a classic design, which is just as perfect for an afternoon shopping spree as for a day at the office. For women who like more rock'n'roll vibes, the Biker backpack is a must-have. Inspired by bikers' jackets, it rocks a modern, urban look, thanks to its visible clasps sewn on resistant nylon. Smooth or quilted leather for the travel bags, sophisticated or quirky motifs for the clutches, Marc Jacobs is a versatile and audacious label.
Time flies, but Marc Jacobs will always be young at heart. He loves breaking the codes and combining vintage with modern, trash with classic, grunge with grace, funk with chic. His signature, recognisable in all his women's bag collections, is the secret of his best sellers. The following are some of the best-loved Marc Jacobs bags: